Sport Brooklyn Nets: 2017 NBA Draft Lottery results are painful to see
Author: 0 Brooklyn Nets: 2017 NBA Draft Lottery results are painful to see

Philadelphia is picking in the top three for the fourth straight season, though they actually moved up in this year's draft. Rarely does one lottery decide so much about the future of a franchise. Slipping past four would have cost L.A. its pick to Philadelphia, a vestige of the abysmal Steve Nash sign-and-trade. On top of that, because the Lakers landed in the top three and kept their pick, Orlando will miss out on getting the Lakers first-round pick in 2019.

Author: 0 Paceman Starc eyes quick return to rhythm

Pakistan, who were looking for some much-needed match practice on Monday, will continue training in Birmingham ahead of their opening game of the ICC Champions Trophy to be played on June 4. Aaron Finch, who scored 137 off 109 balls against Sri Lanka, seemed to be continuing from where he left off in the first warm-up. His innings included three consecutive fours against Fahim Ashraf.

Sport JFK's life, legacy celebrated on centennial
Author: 0 JFK's life, legacy celebrated on centennial

USPS Boston Postmaster Nick Francescucci and representatives from the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site- JFK's birthplace and childhood home -are expected to attend. In Boston, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will hold a birthday celebration that includes a flyover from the U.S. Navy. A ceremony was held Monday to honor the 35th USA president at his gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Sport Keuchel solid in return from DL as Astros down Orioles 5-2
Author: 0 Keuchel solid in return from DL as Astros down Orioles 5-2

Houston Astros' George Springer celebrates his two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wade Miley during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Houston. Hardy loaded the bases with no outs. Joey Rickard singled before Joseph scored on a single by Castillo to cut the lead to 2-1. This Astros team is downright frightening when the offense is clicking, and I think we see more of what we've seen in the first two games, and Houston completes the sweep by ...

Author: 0 Mercedes try to solve Lewis Hamilton's auto problems which threaten title tilt

The current championship leader was triumphant in the tight streets of the municipality following an "overcut" pit strategy. Hamilton now trails Vettel by 25 points in the standings, but the two-time Monaco victor insisted he was more than satisfied with Sunday's result, given the struggles he experienced on Saturday.

Author: 0 Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round

She struggled from the start, falling behind 5-1 in the first set and not earning her first break point until the final game of the set (which she lost anyway). "I mean, I know in the last years I had always up and downs and right now, of course, I'm. down". "I did not really know what to expect and he can hit really hard with his forehand and backhand".

Author: 0 Kvitova wins comeback battle in Roland Garros after hand injury

The tennis star was left fighting to save her career after the attack, admitting her hand was "still not 100%" while speaking to reporters at Roland Garros on Friday. The 31st-seeded Vinci, who ended Serena Williams' hopes of a calendar year Grand Slam by beating her in the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2015, lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to Olympic champion Monica Puig .

Sport Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final
Author: 0 Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final

Hornqvist did not participate in Pittsburgh's optional skate before Game 1 but he did practice Sunday, leading to speculation he could be close to a return. Not only do they have two of the top players in the NHL - Sidney Crosby and Evgeny Malkin - but they know how to win at the top levels. But once again, they are in the Stanley Cup final , four wins away from back-to-back titles and hoisting their third Cup in the past eight years .

Sport Barcelona keeper ter Stegen to sign contract extension until 2022
Author: 0 Barcelona keeper ter Stegen to sign contract extension until 2022

He now has a buyout clause of €180m (£157m) in his new deal and will officially sign the new contract at 1.30pm CET tomorrow. The German global consequently become into the indisputable no.1 at Barcelona during the 2016-2017 campaign, with summer signing Jasper Cillessen playing only in the Copa del Rey.

Author: 0 Monster mash: LeBron James undaunted by beastly Warriors

Cleveland-Golden State 3.0 is the matchup fans worldwide expected and wanted, and James believes they're in for quite a show. A confluence of events occurred in last year's Finals to help Cleveland overcome a 3-1 deficit, including Green's Game 5 suspension, Andrew Bogut's knee injury and what appeared to be lingering physical effects for Curry.

Author: 0 Tight races and crash at America's Cup

There were protestations of "no way" and "completely rubbish" on the Swedish catamaran. A few hours later, the chief umpire released a statement saying the officials blew the call. The opening match-ups will see Team USA against Team France , Artemis Racing against Team Japan, France versus the Peter Burling-skippered Team New Zealand, and Artemis against Britain's Land Rover BAR.

Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton: I can't afford another weekend like Monaco

The current championship leader was triumphant in the tight streets of the municipality following an "overcut" pit strategy. It was also Vettel's third win of the season, after victories in Australia and Bahrain, and extends his lead in the standings over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points.

Sport Man United targeting Perisic
Author: 0 Man United targeting Perisic

Inter Milan are holding out for as much as £60 million for their forward and it remains to be seen whether Chelsea or Manchester United would be willing to make the necessary distance. While United want to get any deal done for around £35m, though, Inter are insisting on no less than £50m - a fee the Old Trafford club are at the moment unwilling to rise to.

Author: 0 Courtois blames referee and defensive lapse for Cup defeat

In truth, Wenger, who has now won the trophy a record seven times, set up his team to go toe-to-toe with their opponents. Chelsea stepped up attack in the second half but their effort suffers a heavy blow in the 68th minute, when Victor Moses was sent off for getting his second yellow card for diving.

Author: 0 Nadal batters Paire to begin title bid

Epa05995473 A ballboy holds an umbrella during a break of the match Angelique Kerber of Germany against Ekaterina Makarova of Russian Federation during their women?s 1st round single match during the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris , France, 28 May 2017.

Sport Ernesto Valverde Is New Barcelona Coach
Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde Is New Barcelona Coach

ANDER HERRERA has turned down a reunion with new Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde by committing his future to Manchester United . Valverde was widely expected to be handed the position after stepping down from his role as Athletic Bilbao coach, and will be tasked with restoring Barca's La Liga dominance following Real Madrid's title triumph this season.

Author: 0 Manu Ginobili on retirement: 'It feels like they want me to retire'

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals. "The opponent was, in this case, way better than us", Ginobili said of the Warriors" domination off the series. It was a stunning overtime defeat, and a weird game: Steve Kerr was ejected, the Warriors missed three shots in the final:07, and this video emerged of Green screaming at Durant in the huddle.

Author: 0 David Luiz says Chelsea success proves return was risk worth taking

On the one hand, many wondered whether Luiz's return would be a positive move for the Blues, as the bushy-haired star has often been criticised for his defending. If you don't take risks in your life then you never feel something new. The last-minute move by Antonio Conte and the decision by Luiz, 30, to give the Premier League another go looked a massive £34million gamble.

Author: 0 Ferrari clearly favouring Vettel, says Hamilton

But it was shrouded in controversy. When asked for his view on Ferrari's strategy, Wolff said: "It wasn't clear how the tyre would perform". Australia's Daniel Ricciardo snagged a spot on the podium after a rough start to the weekend, while Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton climbed to finish seventh after a series of his own qualifying woes.

Author: 0 Skipper Kohli wants to overcome England 'challenge' for personal satisfaction

England are in Group A, which also consists of Australia , New Zealand and Bangladesh while defending champions India are in Group B along with South Africa , Sri Lanka and Pakistan . "I was not able to contribute to the team and I want to succeed, although not to prove a point". "My aim is to play my own game, to not play under pressure and to just play as I do in domestic cricket".

Sport Man United star may move to Stoke
Author: 0 Man United star may move to Stoke

The Mirror on Sunday have an interesting piece of transfer gossip, revealing how Stoke City are ready to shatter the club's ceiling in the transfer market. Southgate has opted to leave the veteran out of the team for games against Scotland and France next month in a move that hints Rooney's involvement at global level could be drawing to a close.

Sport Wayne Rooney set to leave Manchester United in the summer
Author: 0 Wayne Rooney set to leave Manchester United in the summer

Many have suggested Rooney's cameo in Wednesday's Europa League final may have been his last ever appearance for the Red Devils , after a glorious 13 year career during which time he won every available club honour and became United's all-time record goalscorer.

Sport Ernie Els penalizes himself for a curious -- and noble -- reason
Author: 0 Ernie Els penalizes himself for a curious -- and noble -- reason

Explaining his subsequent decision to take a penalty, he said: "The ball came out way too good". "There's still a premium on hitting fairways because I don't think you can hold the greens with a mid-iron from the rough". Also at five-under is Scott Jamieson who carded a bogey-free 67 which was matched by Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat. The Swede said the key to his performance on Thursday was the way he played down the importance of the European Tour's flagship competition.

Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers reach the NBA Finals

Perhaps, both comments represent why this NBA Finals match-up is the most hyped in years. "We understand the goal out here and we want to accomplish something bigger than ourselves". "Nothing", James said, though he meant "nothing new". "I wear the number because of Mike", James said. "I think I fell in love with the game because of Michael, just seeing what he was able to accomplish", James said.

Author: 0 Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell

Scott Dixon is congratulated by wife Emma Davies-Dixon after claiming pole position for the Indy 500 for the third time in his career. While Dixon and Franchitti might not be ready to discuss the incident publicly yet, Dixon's boss, Chip Ganassi, already is making jokes about it.

Sport Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Author: 0 Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

He also wrote his mother's name, "Nidya", on his pink and white cleats. "Ball always finds you, it's kind amusing, it was good to get in the game early", Valaika said. Royals 6, Rays 0 Major league ERA leader Jason Vargas went seven more scoreless innings, Salvador Perez had a two-run double during a five-run eighth inning and the Royals beat the Rays.

Sport LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader
Author: 0 LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader

Golden State punched its ticket by sweeping the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals, while the Cavaliers finished off the Boston Celtics in five games to win the Eastern Conference. 1 on my agenda". Cleveland also made some team history tonight. "I did pretty much everything that MJ did when I was a kid". Just when the National Basketball Association was going to reach its peak or predictability, the Celtics reminded the National Basketball Association of one of ...

Author: 0 Djokovic hoping Agassi can inspire him back to No. 1 spot

Still, there are plenty of story lines to keep an eye on at Roland Garros , where play begins Sunday. Current No. 1 Angelique Kerber was the oldest woman to make her debut at that spot. Novak Djokovic (2016), Rafael Nadal (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Stan Wawrinka (2015), Francesca Schiavone (2010), Garbine Muguruza (2016), Svetlana Kuznetsova (2009).

Author: 0 Cavaliers Beat Celtics 112-99 in Game 4, Lead Series 3-1

James entered the game 27 points behind Jordan. If you scour the internet and social media these days, articles will appear suggesting that the Boston Celtics should trade All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas . The ones we gotta look at are the ones he got at the rim". Kevin Love had 15 points and 11 rebounds and was a game-high plus-43, and Williams added 14 points in 17 minutes off the bench in the win that made Cleveland 12-1 in the postseason.

Author: 0 World number one Angelique Kerber beaten in French Open first round

Just getting to Roland Garros was an achievement in itself; everything else that came with it was just jam on top. However, Nadal, the fourth seed, who has only lost one match on clay this season, has drawn a tricky first-round opponent, Frenchman Benoit Paire, who should be helped by the home crowd.

Sport Warriors listed as favorites to win NBA Finals
Author: 0 Warriors listed as favorites to win NBA Finals

When Game 1 of the National Basketball Association final tips June 1, the Warriors will have spent 52 days without losing. "But we're going to enjoy this for a couple more days before we have to lock in on that juggernaut out west". "I've played against Ray (Allen), KG ( Kevin Garnett ), Paul (Pierce ), (Rajon) Rondo and Doc (Rivers)". Despite the loss in the second game in Cleveland , game four was perhaps an even more impressive showing.

Author: 0 Petra Kvitova recovers from knife attack to play in French Open

Petra Kvitova said she has already won her biggest fight ahead of what is sure to be an emotional return to tennis. The terrifying attack left the popular Kvitova fighting to save her hand and her career. Suddenly I couldn't do what I love. The return of Kvitova along with Azarenka and Sharapova signals three of the biggest stars back on a tour that has also lost Serena Williams to pregnancy.

Sport Cavaliers cruise past Celtics, return to Finals
Author: 0 Cavaliers cruise past Celtics, return to Finals

With 2:44 left, the remaining Boston fans began a "Let's Go Celtics " chant that kept going until the final horn, cheering every basket as if the game were close. In their 123-98 beating of the Hawks in Game 2 of that second-round series, Cleveland scored those 74 points in the first half. But LeBron also made it clear that he didn't try to become the next Michael Jordan , because he "never thought [he] could get to a point where Mike was".

Sport Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament
Author: 0 Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

Organisers at the French Open confirmed on Tuesday that they would not hand Sharapova a place at Roland Garros, with French Tennis Federation president Bernard Guidicelli insisting "then there can not be a wild card for return from doping".

Author: 0 Celtics eliminated from Eastern finals by Cavaliers 135-102

You are not stuck in a time loop: the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warrior's are back in the NBA Finals and fans are still debating if LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan. He was proud, and he should be; he could once only dream of being on the same level as Jordan. For the third straight year , it's Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals .